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2018–2019 Orientation and Open Houses

Monday, August 27 – High School Orientation

9th Grade – 12:00 pm

10th Grade – 8:00 am

11th Grade – 9:15 am

12th  Grade – 10:30 am

Tuesday, August 28 – Open Houses

Middle School – 7th & 8th Grades 5:00 – 6:30 pm

New Beginnings – 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 29 – Open Houses

Cedar Trails Elementary – K & 1st Grades

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Beach Elementary – 2nd & 3rd Grades

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cedar View Elementary – 4th & 5th Grades

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Red Hawk Elementary  – 6th Grade

Team A & B – 5:30 pm:  Pfeifer, Elenbaas, Jarrett, Alvarez, Willette, Kloe

Team C – 6:30 pm:  Ludwig, Sheckler, Scott

First Day of School Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 – 2019 School Calendar available at www.csredhawks.org

Enroll TODAY!  

2018—2019 Kindergarten Class Enrollment 

Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018 to register for Kindergarten. Visit www.csredhawks.org select K-12 Enrollment. Contact the Registrar at 616.696.7317 with any questions.

SCHOOL BUS STOPS—School buses are like traffic signals 

  • When overhead lights are flashing yellow—PREPARE TO STOP! 
  • When overhead lights are flashing red—STOP 
  • When the hazard warning lights are flashing—PROCEED WITH CAUTION

2018 – 2019 Food Service Information

Elementary Breakfast—$1.40

Elementary Lunch—$2.35

Secondary Breakfast – $1.50

Secondary Lunch—$2.85 – $3.00

Milk—$.50

Online deposits are available through www.sendmoneytoschool.com where you will have the convenience of checking meal account balances, making deposits into those accounts and eventually depositing money into other department accounts.

We also offer the convenience of applying for the USDA Meal Program at www.lunchapp.com.  Forms are also available in the building offices.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Haywood @ 616-696-0372 or e-mail Holly.Haywood@csredhawks.org

Cedar Springs Health Center 

Open 8 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday. For students ages 3-21. Located in the Red Hawk Elementary building – south entrance. Call 616.696.3470 or visit www.cherryhealth.org

Cedar Springs School Health Center is a program coordinated by Cherry Health in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Education.  The health center’s professional staff includes a medical provider, registered nurse, social worker and support staff.

Campus Kids – Before and After School Care

Campus Kids is a State Licensed Day Care program and we are preparing for school start.  We offer Before and After School Care throughout the school year.  Campus Kids opens at 6:00 am at both Cedar Trails Elementary and Beach Elementary.  We do activities throughout the morning, and then serve a light breakfast.  We dismiss the students in time to get to their class at either Cedar Trails, Beach, or Cedar View.  Cedar Trails students may attend Campus Kids at their school, while Beach and Cedar View students may attend at Beach.  In the afternoons, Campus Kids opens at 3:30pm for students at the same locations.  A healthy snack is served and homework help and fun activities are offered until 6:00pm.  To enroll, please complete and return a registration packet before September 1, 2018 to reserve your spot.  Packets may be picked up at Cedar Trails, or they can be found online at csredhawks.org.  

For an additional charge, we also offer care on early release days and on snow days for pre-registered children.   Please call (616) 696-1716 or email campus.kids@csredhawks.org for additional information.

Building/Department Telephone Numbers

Administration Building 616-696-1204

Superintendent Smith

Assistant Superintendent Spry

Business & Finance Director Malloch

Services

Campus Kids 616-696-1716

Food Service 616-696-0372

Facilities/Maintenance 616-696-0464

Pre-School/Early Childhood 616-696-9884

Special Services 616-696-0580

Transportation 616-696-1450

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Sports physicals for the 2017-2018 School Year! 


 

The Cherry Health/Cedar Springs School Health Center is now scheduling appointments for sports physicals. Please call them at 696-3470 to make an appointment.

The Health Center is open year round Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Services are provided regardless of ability to pay and no money is needed at the time of visit. However, services may be billed to insurance when possible, so please have your insurance or Medicaid card available.

Sports physicals are also being offered at White Pine Family Medicine on Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 3 from 5-7pm. Cost is $20. No appointment necessary.

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Ribbon cutting Ceremony


 

Cedar Springs Health Center – October 18, 2016


csps-ribboncutting
(LtoR) Chris Shea – Cherry Health CEO,  Dorothy Weller – Weller Family Foundation, Denise Gates – ChoiceOne Bank, Tasha Blackmon – Cherry Health COO, CSPS Superintendent Dr. VanDuyn, Kristina Paliwoda – Cherry Health – Cedar Springs School Health Center Manager

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Cherry Health Center offers integrated care for students


Cherry Health Center at Cedar Springs Public Schools celebrated their grand re-opening this week. From left to right: Chris Shea, CEO of Cherry Health; Dorothy Weller, of the Weller Foundation; Denise Gates, of ChoiceOne Bank; Tasha Blackmon, Cherry Health COO; Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn; and Kristina Paliwoda, site manager at the Cedar Springs Cherry Health Center. Post photo by J. Reed.

Cherry Health Center at Cedar Springs Public Schools celebrated their grand re-opening this week. From left to right: Chris Shea, CEO of Cherry Health; Dorothy Weller, of the Weller Foundation; Denise Gates, of ChoiceOne Bank; Tasha Blackmon, Cherry Health COO; Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn; and Kristina Paliwoda, site manager at the Cedar Springs Cherry Health Center. Post photo by J. Reed.

By Judy Reed

If a student gets sick at Cedar Springs Public Schools, they don’t have to wait to be picked up by a parent and then wait for an appointment with the family doctor. Instead, with a parent’s permission, they can be seen right on campus the same day at the newly renovated Cherry Health Center.

The Cherry Health Center, located at Red Hawk Elementary, celebrated their grand reopening on Tuesday, October 18, with a ribbon cutting, speakers, tours and refreshments.

“Cherry Health first opened in 2015 with a limited amount of medical and behavioral health services in a temporarily constructed space at the school, while campaign funds were raised to build out a fully functional health center,” explained Tiffany Aldrich, Director of Communications for Cherry Health. “The ribbon cutting and open house was to share the fully constructed health center with the community, which now also includes dental services.”

Cherry Health CEO Chris Shea said their partnership is not just with Cedar Springs Schools, but with the community. “We are looking toward better health for all residents,” explained Shea. “Access to health care is important. More people now have coverage, but if they have no place to use it, it doesn’t do much good.”

Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn said that Cedar Springs Schools serves a population of 48 percent low socio-economic students. “To have this is important. We now have dental, medical, and behavioral health, with DHS right next door.”

The school doesn’t pay any money toward having them on campus, they just offer the space. Instead, the expense is paid for through a grant from the State of Michigan, and donations, such as from ChoiceOne Bank and the Weller Foundation.

Services are provided regardless of ability to pay, but insurance may be billed when possible. Students must have parental consent on file to be treated.

“Any student ages 3-21 can be seen in the health center, regardless of whether or not they attend CSPS,” said Aldrich. “Therefore, if a student attends CSPS, a charter or private school, or is homeschooled, they can come to the health center.” Those younger than three must be a sibling of a student using the health center.

The health center offers on-site Medicaid enrollment assistance, well- child checks, immunizations, same day appointments for acute issues, referrals for more serious illness/injuries, hearing and vision screenings and more.

For many years Cherry Health has provided general dental services such as exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride and sealants in the Cedar Springs schools with their school-linked program, where students are treated at their school. However, students needing follow up treatment or emergency care can now be seen at the health center. Parents should have received a blue dental consent form for the school-linked program with school registration information. If they do not have a blue consent form, they can stop into the health center to pick one up.

The health center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to make an appointment call (616) 696-3470.

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Sports physicals for 2016-17 school year available in June


Sports physicals for the 2016-17 school year will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 and Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Cherry Health (behind Red Hawk Elementary) from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call ahead for an appointment at 616-696-3470.

Students must bring a signed parental consent form and an MHSAA physical card to the appointment. Forms are available in the High School Athletic Office or online at http://highschool.csredhawks.org/Athletics/index.html.

Please remember to complete the medical history section of the physical card before the student’s appointment. Parents are encouraged to attend the visit.

Services are provided regardless of ability to pay and no money is needed at the time of visit. However, services may be billed to insurance when possible, so please have your insurance or Medicaid card available.

Completed physical forms are required.

Per MHSAA, all 2016-17 athletes must have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2016.

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ChoiceOne Bank supports Cherry Health with $50,000 Donation


Cherry Health Foundation and Cedar Springs Superintendent accept donation check from ChoiceOne Bank. Left to right: Chris Shea, CEO Cherry Health; Sharon Barton, Director of Development Cherry Health; Tasha Blackmon, Chief Clinic Operations Officer Cherry Health; Patricia Brown, Regional Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Jim Bosserd, CEO ChoiceOne Bank; Denise Gates, Cedar Springs Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D., Cedar Springs Schools Superintendent.

Cherry Health Foundation and Cedar Springs Superintendent accept donation check from ChoiceOne Bank. Left to right: Chris Shea, CEO Cherry Health; Sharon Barton, Director of Development Cherry Health; Tasha Blackmon, Chief Clinic Operations Officer Cherry Health; Patricia Brown, Regional Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Jim Bosserd, CEO ChoiceOne Bank; Denise Gates, Cedar Springs Manager ChoiceOne Bank; Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D., Cedar Springs Schools Superintendent.

ChoiceOne Bank is providing a donation totaling $50,000 over two years to Cherry Health, an independent nonprofit and comprehensive primary health care provider. Jim Bosserd, Chief Executive Officer of ChoiceOne Bank, said the money is targeted to fund an overall project totaling $1.17 million, and will go toward two projects in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and.

“As the local community bank, it’s important for us to support our families and our communities,” said Bosserd. “Cherry Health provides services to all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay. A sliding fee payment scale based on income and family size is available to those with no insurance. Healthy families make for healthy communities. That’s important to us at ChoiceOne Bank.”

The projects in Cedar Springs and Grand Rapids and will develop facilities to expand services at these two sites.

In the Red Hawk Building in Cedar Springs, services are provided to all 3,500 students and their siblings throughout the district ages 3 to 21. The facility offers a wide range of services from medical to behavioral, which allows for accessible care when and where students need it. Students and families are currently being served at the health center through the summer and into the 2015-2016 school year.

Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids will move its medical facility from City High Middle School to Innovation Central, which serves approximately 800 students in Grand Rapids. The health center will care for all students ages 10 through 21.

 

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School Health Center can now see younger kids


 

Students ages 5-21 are eligible 

By Judy Reed

A few weeks ago, The Post told readers about Cherry Health opening an office in Cedar Springs Public Schools, after receiving a grant to offer medical care and other services to students ages 10 to 21 and their younger siblings. The catch was that before they could see younger children, their older sibling had to be a patient, according to terms of the grant. Site manager and nurse Kristin Paliwoda called the Post last week to let us know that was no longer the case.

“We can now see children down to age 5 without them having an older sibling as a patient,” she explained.

Paliwoda said they had been petitioning the state about changing the requirement. She said it helped that all the students are on the same campus.

The Cedar Springs School Health Center is located in Red Hawk Elementary. They offer a pediatrician, registered nurse, counselor/social worker, and support staff. They do well-child checks, sports physicals, treat minor illnesses, rashes, vaccinations, and provide assistance with chronic health issues such as asthma, diabetes, etc. They can also do blood draws, urine testing, write prescriptions and phone them in, and make referrals for urgent care if needed.

Their onsite social worker offers individual counseling or family counseling, if that is appropriate.

They will bill a family’s insurance provider, and if they don’t have insurance, the grant will pay for the services. They also offer onsite Medicaid enrollment for the child and family.

Paliwoda said they would also offer vaccinations for kindergarteners in mid-August.

They are open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round, including the summer months. They can be reached at 696-3470.

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New health service for students


 

N-CherryHealth-logoBy Judy Reed

Parents of middle and high school students at Cedar Springs Public Schools now have a new option to address their kids’ medical needs. Cherry Health received a grant to open a new office at Red Hawk Elementary and now offers services to students ages 10-21 and their siblings. The Cedar Springs School Health Center opened April 13.

According to site manager and nurse Kristina Paliwoda, they offer a pediatrician, registered nurse, counselor/social worker, and support staff. They do well-child checks, sports physicals, treat minor illnesses, rashes, vaccinations, and provide assistance with chronic health issues such as asthma, diabetes, etc. They can also do blood draws, urine testing, write prescriptions and phone them in, and make referrals for urgent care if needed.

Their onsite social worker offers individual counseling or family counseling, if that’s appropriate.

Also offered is onsite Medicaid enrollment for the child and family.

“We provide services regardless of the ability to pay,” explained Paliwoda. “If they have insurance, we will bill it. If not, we will charge it to the grant.”

Students could be referred for things that happen during the school day, or parents can call for appointments. “We are open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we will be open year-round, even during the summer months,” said Paliwoda.

Grant funding is primarily for the adolescent population. But Paliwoda said that once an adolescent is a patient, their younger siblings could be seen there also. “It’s just part of the grant,” she said.

Paliwoda said that Cedar Springs is the first school outside of Grand Rapids Public Schools to have this service by Cherry Health.

To make an appointment or get more information, call 616-696-3470.

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